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Choice 23Have an Out-of-Ego Experience

He who is full of himself, is likely to be quite empty.105

An article on the scandal at Enron Corporation looked beyond the dark story of upper management’s abuse of power and how the executives misrepresented the organization’s financial situation, leading to bankruptcy and the loss of the life savings of thousands of workers. Instead, it examined what motivated Enron workers to want to work there and provided important clues about how such mass deception could be accomplished.106 It revealed a story of how the human condition can make us vulnerable to the allure of gaining importance, opportunity, and riches. Ultimately it revealed a story of the power of the ego.188

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